The Movement has a simple mission: unite the world through dance. Throughout history, dance has been an essential part of the human experience and a pivotal component of all cultures and civilizations. In recent history, unfortunately, dance has become commodified and a privilege that only some have access to. The Movement aims to change that.
The Movement originated in Miami in early 2021 with the aim to bring free dance classes to everyone in the community. The young nonprofit partners with local dance instructors and dance studios to set up weekly classes. The Movement covers the instructor and studio space cost, removing cost barriers and expanding access to the benefits of dance for all.
In a time when the world was waking back up after a year of lockdowns, The Movement serendipitously was also born. For many who were economically hurt by the pandemic, The Movement was their first and only channel to engage with dance and the arts.
By July 2021, The Movement had grown to host 15 weekly classes in multiple partner studios across Miami. Inspired by the warm embrace by the community, The Movement decided to expand to New York in August 2021.
Today, the Movement holds 25 weekly classes in both cities and offers a wide range of dance styles: from hip hop to reggaeton to salsa and even a TikTok choreography class to ensure there’s something for everyone.
This is just the start of The Movement as it looks to grow to new cities in the coming months. Register for a free on our website and join us this November at Art With Me Miami – bring your dancing shoes!